Just outside the Jewellery Quarter, The Hockley Flyer magazine is working with West Midlands Police who are currently working on a National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) application to secure the funds needed to convert the Steelhouse Lane Lock-up into the new permanent home of the West Midlands Police Museum.
Above is just one of the graphics put together by our museum consultants Campbell & Co and a drawing by our architects Latham Architects showing the potential future layout and use of the building.
“Our plan is to be open several days a week for walk-in customers, school groups, private group bookings, young people’s groups and corporate events, to have more of our heritage on display than ever before and make it more accessible than has ever been possible before.
The NLHF funding would allow us to achieve this vision and produce a fantastic attraction for Birmingham and the West Midlands to be proud of, that showcases policing heritage from around the West Midlands and delivers vital policing messages to young people to support a goal of having fewer victims of crime and fewer offenders”.
Lock-up building badge
The historic Lock-up building has been captured magnificently in this exclusive Lock-up badge. Get yourself one today to help support the fundraising for the Lock-up to become the new permanent home of the police museum. £3.50.
For more information on events and items in the shop see W: www.wmpeelers.com
NB Marie Haddleton is supplying information and pictures from our archives regarding the amazing history of Kenyon Street Police Station where her father PC77 was stationed pre- WW2.